An important attraction that runs directly through the heart of Miami is Historic Route 66. With a deep history as America’s most beloved highway, Route 66 has played a large part in the history of Oklahoma and Ottawa County. Often referred to as the “Birthplace of Route 66” Oklahoma was part of the road’s beginning and is blessed to have more miles of this historic 2,400 mile roadway than any other state. Miami boasts of the longest Main Street on all of Route 66 and is proud to serve as the Gateway into Oklahoma for all those traveling the mother road. Just outside of Miami is the last section of the original nine foot wide “Ribbon Road” that is listed as an Oklahoma National Historic Landmark. Although a part of the Historic Highway, this section predates Route 66, having been built in the early 1920s. Legend has it that when the road was built, Oklahoma’s budget was tight, so rather than covering half the mileage, they covered half the width. This remarkable piece of vintage pavement zigzags for 13 miles between Miami and Afton. Another small section of the original road also lies farther south in Narcissa. When planning your trip to Miami, make sure to take in all the attractions, both unique and historical so you will understand why they sing, “Life is a Highway.” Have fun as you drive through Miami and enjoy all our Main Street attractions.

Route 66 Gift Shop

The Route 66 Gift Shop & Visitor Center is located in Miami, Oklahoma at the historic Coleman Theatre. The gift shop offers a wide selection of specialty items for all ages of travelers! Stop in between 9 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. on Monday through Friday and find the perfect souvenir or gift to take back home. Pick out your favorite hat, t-shirt, key chain or choose from a large selection of postcards and magnets. The Route 66 Gift Shop & Visitor Center is located at 111 N Main Street in Miami, OK (74354) and also houses the Visit Miami OK (CVB) team. The staff can assist you with trip ideas and help you find the best map or guide for your next stop. Oklahoma boosts of more driving miles of Route 66 than any other state and Miami is the gateway to your trip across the famous route. Call the CVB at 918-542-4435 for more information.

Download the new Visit Miami OK App on your mobile device and show the staff to receive 10% off your total purchase.

Mileage to Neighboring Cities on Route 66

  • Vinita – 28
  • Claremore – 63
  • Tulsa – 90
  • Sapulpa – 102
  • Stroud – 138
  • Chandler – 150
  • Aracdia – 175
  • Oklahoma City – 195
  • El Reno – 222
  • Weatherford – 263
  • Clinton – 278
  • Elk City – 305
  • Erik – 338